17.52 LDSMAXAH, LDSMAXALH, LDSMAXH, LDSMAXLH

Atomic signed maximum on halfword in memory.

Syntax

LDSMAXAH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire general registers

LDSMAXALH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Acquire and release general registers

LDSMAXH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; No memory ordering general registers

LDSMAXLH Ws, Wt, [Xn|SP] ; Release general registers

Where:

Ws
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register holding the data value to be operated on with the contents of the memory location.
Wt
Is the 32-bit name of the general-purpose register to be loaded.
Xn|SP
Is the 64-bit name of the general-purpose base register or stack pointer.

Architectures supported

Supported in ARMv8.1 and later.

Usage

Atomic signed maximum on halfword in memory atomically loads a 16-bit halfword from memory, compares it against the value held in a register, and stores the larger value back to memory, treating the values as signed numbers. The value initially loaded from memory is returned in the destination register.

  • If the destination register is not WZR, LDSMAXAH and LDSMAXALH load from memory with acquire semantics.
  • LDSMAXLH and LDSMAXALH store to memory with release semantics.
  • LDSMAXH has no memory ordering requirements.

For more information about memory ordering semantics see Load-Acquire, Store-Release in the ARM Architecture Reference Manual ARMv8, for ARMv8-A architecture profile.

For information about memory accesses see Load/Store addressing modes in the ARM Architecture Reference Manual ARMv8, for ARMv8-A architecture profile.

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